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In this world of compulsive shopping, it’s hard to disagree that we’ve all got certain clothes lying in the back of our wardrobes, treading dust. As fashion changes every hour of the day, old kurtis and salwar suits become out of trend and mundane and lay dumped in a heap. We’ve all committed this cardinal sin. From anarkalis to suits and kurtis, there are just so many Indian outfits that go waste.
It’s about time we transform our classical staples into must-have gorgeous numbers. Here are some essential tips on how to revamp your old kurtis and make a style statement.
Designer cape kurtas are back in the world of vogue and are making a rage amongst fashioners. The cape is being given a spotlight because it’s so easy to draw on over anything and it can effortlessly make the dullest outfit a glam one. One easy to revamp an old kurti is by simply adorning a stylish cape on top of it. The flowy silhouette of the cape is perfect for casual brunches and hangouts.
You can also opt for a designer embroidered cape to pair with your kurti for an evening look. These capes also help you hide those extra flabs or un-toned arms. Indian markets are flooded with a huge number of gorgeous capes that bespeak sassy.
You can choose from a range of capes such as- high low capes, embroidered capes, printed capes, poncho capes, coat style capes, cardigan capes, sheer see-through capes, cloak, or vintage cape.
Style it with a palazzo pant
Adopted from the western wide-legged pants, palazzo pants have become quite a rage in the Indian fashion industry. It’s amazing how palazzo can jazz up even a simple kurti look. These come in a number of comfy fabrics such as rayon, cotton, georgette, etc.
Palazzos are super comfy and can also be embellished with laces or embroideries for a party wear look. You can pair a short or a long kurta with palazzos and stay ahead of the fashion line effortlessly. Many latest designer indo western kurtis these days are available only with palazzos as a complete set. Complete your look with comfy wedges and some danglers.
The tuck-in formal look
Another great way to easily restyle your old kurti is by tucking it in into jeans or trousers. A simply kurti can be easily converted into a top by tucking in. You can layer it up with a formal blazer for a chic office look. You can also tie a knot on one side of the kurti for a fun, trendy look. Make sure that the kurtis you select for this purpose are sober, subtle and sans any heavy work. Complete your look with block heels and nude lip colour.
Pair it with a skirt
Skirts are super comfy, breezy and lightweight, thus being a bit in the scorching Indian summer season. For a change, you can ditch those leggings or pants and pair your traditional kurti with a skirt. This effortlessly trendy look is appropriate for informal meetings, shopping sprees, brunches, etc. Many indo-western kurtis are paired with skirts for a chic look. Complete your outfit with traditional Indian earrings.
Pair it with a dhoti
The trend of pairing kurtis with dhoti style pants has recently seen an upsurge as growing number of Bollywood celebs are flaunting this look at various occasions. Take cues from divas like Karishma Kapoor on how to slay the dhoti style pants look. For this, pair a short kurta with a well-tailored dhoti and tie your hair up in a clean bun. Many designer cape kurtas can also be paired with this type of bottom wear.
A kurti or a kurta is a great Indian alternative for the western tunic dresses. You can simply slip on a kurti sans any bottom and team it up with cute flats or pumps. This look is perfect for the summer weather and while you’re catching up on a quickie with your girlfriends. Make sure the kurti that you pick for this purpose isn’t too traditional or embroidered. You can also add a sleek belt to lend a chic look to your outfit.
Another great way to reinvent your blasé kurti is by seeking the expert help of your tailor. There are endless number of creative options and things to do with your old kurti such as adding a colourful lace, pretty borders, sequins, embroidery, zari border, etc. You can also follow a creative DIY and transform a round-neck kurti into a halter neck one. For this, there are endless numbers of videos on YouTube.